In response to global environmental challenges, the Novo Nordisk Foundation wants to work towards and inspire the development of a more sustainable world.

We want to support life science research within biotechnology and the development of new products and solutions that can improve the sustainability of society and contribute to reducing our impact on the environment.

Among other things, we want to support research, education and innovation within industrial biotechnology, plant and food biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. We also award grants for basic research, platforms and technologies that support sustainable biotechnology development.

Based on the Foundation’s strategy for 2019–2023, we plan to significantly increase our focus on and support for life science research that focuses on sustainable development and applications in industry.